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Why your Wi-Fi-connected device could be hackable and what to do about it

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   Oct 16th - 1:25pm

Early Monday morning, Belgian university researcher Mathy Vanhoef launched a website detailing a new hack he discovered that essentially leaves all Wi-Fi connected devices vulnerable to cybercriminals.

Facebook's takeout tool brings Chipotle, Papa John's to your doorstep

Kaya Yurieff, CNN  |  Posted   Oct 16th - 8:40am

Facebook is continuing its efforts to make sure you stay on the platform for as long as possible.

Mostly complete tyrannosaur fossil gets airlift to Natural History Museum

McKenzie Romero, KSL  |  Posted   Oct 15th - 10:28pm

The most complete remains of a tyrannosaur unearthed to date arrived via helicopter Sunday at the Natural History Museum of Utah.

Utah No. 1 on language-learning app Duolingo

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   Oct 12th - 3:15pm

Utah has the highest proportion of citizens in the nation on Duolingo, but they aren't the most dedicated.

Experimental gene therapy for blindness considered by FDA

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted   Oct 11th - 9:04pm

On Thursday, a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee will meet to review an experimental drug called Luxturna. If approved, it would become the first gene therapy for the treatment of an inherited disease in the United States.

Snap Inc. looking to expand to Utah

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   Oct 11th - 3:00pm

Snap Inc., owner of the popular Snapchat app, is looking to expand to Utah.

Music hackathon looking for student competitors

Art Raymond, KSL  |  Posted   Oct 11th - 9:12am

Energy drink maker Red Bull is looking for college students from Utah and across the country to compete in its second annual Hack the Hits event — a 48-hour hackathon in which competitors must design and build a playable tech music innovation.

Hackers will work with government, academia to make future elections secure

Selena Larson, CNN  |  Posted   Oct 11th - 8:20am

Last summer, a group of hackers showed how easy it is to infiltrate a bunch of voting machines. During a conference held in Las Vegas, they exposed flaws in election equipment currently used in the U.S.

Scientist names wasp after Harry Potter villain

Manisha Ganguly, CNN  |  Posted   Oct 10th - 2:00pm

A biologist in New Zealand wants to clean up the image of wasps — by naming one after Lucius Malfoy, one of Harry Potter's arch-enemies in the fantasy fiction series.

Officials push cybersecurity education amid rise in malicious attacks

Art Raymond, KSL  |  Posted   Oct 10th - 8:05am

In recognition of October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month, local organizations like the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce and Utah Department of Public Safety are holding events and performing outreach to help keep businesses and residents cybersafe.

Former astronaut, TOPGUN graduate to speak at Ogden space camp

Ryan Boyce, Contributor  |  Posted   Oct 9th - 11:59am

Kent Rominger has 1,600 hours and almost 27 million miles of space travel under his belt, as well as 26 years as a naval aviator. Now, he hopes to inspire others to pursue what they love best.

Utah stargazers eye the brightest in our solar system

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted   Oct 7th - 4:36pm

The Salt Lake Astronomical Society hosted a sun party in Murray Saturday where astronomy enthusiasts spent part of their weekend peering directly at the brightest, most powerful star in the solar system and learning about the universe.

Goodbye: AOL discontinuing pioneering Instant Messenger

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Oct 6th - 3:30pm

AOL has announced that it is discontinuing its pioneering Instant Messenger chat platform after 20 years of service.

Want to be paid to play video games? Try the U.  |  Posted   Oct 5th - 1:27pm

The University of Utah will give students a $1,000 scholarship each year to play video games if they make it onto the college’s new varsity esports team, according to a statement from the U.

The science behind the 2017 Nobel Prizes

Robert Lawrence, Contributor  |  Posted   Oct 4th - 5:18pm

A closer look at the ideas, theories and work behind the 2017 Nobel Prizes in physiology or medicine, physics and chemistry in 2017.

Google vies to make even smarter phones, speakers, cameras

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Oct 4th - 4:36pm

Google's upgrades to its Pixel smartphones and other gadgets are its latest steps toward turning its digital services into your backup brain.

Utah, 6 other states pursue regional electric vehicle network

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Oct 4th - 3:02pm

A regional electric vehicle network spanning 5,000 miles in seven states across the West, including Utah, was announced Wednesday at an energy summit of the National Governors Association.

Kulture Krash: Car show, art auction coming to Clearfield Saturday

Brian Champagne, Contributor  |  Posted   Oct 4th - 11:01am

Kulture Krash features cars, car art, and is for charity. It has been an annual event since 2014, and your chance to see it come this Saturday.

Scientists awarded Nobel prize in chemistry for advancement in visualizing biomolecules

Judith Vonberg, CNN  |  Posted   Oct 4th - 8:36am

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 has been awarded to three scientists for their pioneering work developing new methods of visualising biomolecules, such as the Zika virus.

Yahoo: 3 billion accounts breached in 2013. Yes, 3 billion

Matt O'Brien, Associated Press  |  Posted   Oct 3rd - 5:14pm

Yahoo has tripled down on what was already the largest data breach in history, saying it affected all 3 billion accounts on its service, not the 1 billion it revealed late last year.